Contemporary Arts



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CONTEMPORARY
PHILIPPINE ARTS FROM
THE REGIONS
Contemporary Art Forms and
Their Practices from the Various
Regions
Quarter 1 Module 1 & 2

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Contemporary Philippine Arts from The Regions - Senior High School
Week 1& 2 - Module 1 & 2: Contemporary Arts
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Table of Contents
What This Module is About
Icons of this Module
How to Learn from this Module
What I Know

Lesson 1:

Contemporary Art Forms and their Practices from the Various
Regions
What I need to know..............................................................................................1
What’s New (Activity 1 – Individual Activity) .....................................................2
What Is It (contemporary Arts).............................................................................3
What Is It (Various Philippine Contemporary Art Forms)................................ 4-5
What Is It (Contemporary Art Practices from Various Regions)
.................................................................................................................................. 6
What’s More: (Quiz).............................................................................................. 7
What I Have Learned: (Assessment 1 – Identification)................................... 8
What I Can Do: (Activity 1)................................................................................... 8

Lesson 2:
Various Art Forms Found in the Philippines
What’s In (Review of Lesson 1) ........................................................................1
What I Need to Know (Objective) .....................................................................1
What’s New: (Wordy Challenge) ...................................................................... 2
What Is It: (Example of Arts found in the Philippines)................................... 2-3
What’s More: (Quiz).............................................................................................. 4
What I Have Learned and What I Can Do......................................................... 5

Summary
Assessment: (Post-Test)
Key to Answers...........................................................................................................................................
Reference



What This Module is About

This module entitled Contemporary Philippine Arts from the Region is all

about arts produced by Filipino artists in the present period. By knowing all of these,
students will be enlightened about different cultures and tradition throughout the
Philippines.
By definition, the term “Contemporary Art” refers to any work created by a
living artist. It has changed dramatically through the 20th century and into the 21st
century period. Famous artists, sculptors, architects, actors, authors, musicians and
their works will be introduced to every student in order to know more about Philippine
arts, culture and traditions.

Icons of this Module
What I Need to
Know

This part contains learning objectives that
are set for you to learn as you go along the
module.

What I know

This is an assessment as to your level of
knowledge to the subject matter at hand,
meant specifically to gauge prior related
knowledge
This part connects previous lesson with that
of the current one.

What’s In

What’s New

An introduction of the new lesson through
various activities, before it will be presented
to you

What is It

These are discussions of the activities as a
way to deepen your discovery and understanding of the concept.

What’s More

These are follow-up activities that are intended for you to practice further in order to
master the competencies.

What I Have
Learned

Activities designed to process what you
have learned from the lesson

What I can do

These are tasks that are designed to showcase your skills and knowledge gained, and
applied into real-life concerns and situations.

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How to Learn from this Module
To achieve the objectives cited above, you are able to do the following:


Take your time reading the lessons carefully.



Follow the directions and/or instructions in the activities and exercises
diligently.



Answer all the given tests and exercises.

What I Know
True or False questions:
1. Artists are self-taught and did not have formal education
Originality is not issue in Contemporary Art.
o True
o False
2. It is not restricted to individual experience but it is reflective of the world we
live in. Event in the world having an effect to the Philippines
o True
o False
Multiple Choice. Select the letter of the best answer from among the given
choices.
3. One of the most internationally renowned pieces of modern Filipino art. It now
hangs in the main gallery of the National Museum of the Philippines and is the
first painting to greet museum visitors.
A. Malliarium
C. Spolarium Painting by Juan Luna

B. Selfie Post of Sarah Geronimo
D. All of the Above

4. A human pursuit to imitate life and the world into something pleasing or
beautiful
A. Contemporary Arts

B. Art

C. Public Speaking

D. Digital Art

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Lesson

1

Contemporary Art Forms in
The Philippines

What I Need to Know
First, one needs to be clear about what the term contemporary art has come
to mean. This lesson will teach us everything about arts produced by Filipino artists
rooted from their own culture and tradition. Various contemporary art practices from
every region will also be included. At the end of this lesson, you will be able to
understand what Contemporary Art and their practices from various regions is.
At the end of this lesson, you should be able to:
1.

Defines Contemporary Art.

2.

Identify the major contemporary art forms in the Philippines

3.

Describes the contemporary art forms in the Philippines.

4.

Describes their practices from the various regions,

5.

Learners will broaden and acquire the necessary creative tools that open

opportunities in pursuing their individual career goals and aspiration.

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What’s New
WORDY CHALLENGE!
FORMS

PRACTICES

ART

CONTEMPORARY

REGIONS

FROM

From the disarranged words, what should be our topic?
INDIVIDUAL ACTIVITY
Instruction:
In your own words, kindly explain the different art forms, sample Filipino artists and
the title of their arts. (Teacher will provide rubrics as a tool for scoring)
Art Forms
FILM
VISUAL ARTS
LITERATURE
MUSIC
THEATER
DANCE
ARCHITECTURE

Artists

Title of the Art

What Is It
What is contemporary Arts?
 Art produced at the present period in time, includes and develops from postmodern
art, which is itself a successor to Modern art.
 Art made and produced by artist living today.
 Statement that an artist makes about life, thoughts, ideas, beliefs, and many other
things that define human life. Simultaneously reflects the realities and values of our
society, its variety portrays the mosaic of our cultural diversity is culture.
 Contemporary art is the art of today, produced by artists who are living in the
twenty-first century.
Contemporary art of the 21st century may combine elements of performance,
painting, sculpture, dance, and many other media. It draws on the movements of
modern art, including minimalism and assemblage art, to create dynamic pieces that
aim to challenge the viewer and spark thought. Many contemporary artists use their
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work to comment on cultural and political issues, including race, human rights,
economic inequality, and global conflict. As the world continues to change and
impact human life on a large scale, art continues to experiment with new ways of
reaching its
audience.



TIMELINE OF PHILIPPINE ARTS

Guide Questions:
I.

What are the Philippine Contemporary Art Forms? Define each in your own
words based on the timeline presented. (The teacher will make rubrics for
scoring)

The 7 Major Contemporary Art Forms in the Philippines
1. Music
-

art form that appeals to the sense of hearing, composed by combining notes into
harmony.

2. Literature
-

art form of language through the combined use of words, creating meaning and
experience.

3. Theater
-

Art form of performance. Dramatic text is portrayed on stage by actors and actresses
and are enhanced by props, lights and sounds. form of art in which artists use their
voices and/or their bodies, often in relation to other objects, to convey artistic
expression.

4. Film
-

a technological translation of theater, special effects are utilized to enhance the story
telling

5. Dance
-

art of the human form, body is used, mobilized and choreographed in a specific time,
form and space.

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6. Architecture, Designs and Allied Arts - structure that meant to be used as shelter, its
art relies on the design and purpose of the structure.
7. Visual Arts
-

Artwork, such as painting, photography, or sculpture, that appeals primarily to the
visual sense and typically exists in permanent form.

II.

Contemporary Art Practices from Various Regions

DANCE
Tinikling - Philippine dance which involves two individual performers hitting
bamboo poles, using them to beat, tap, and slide on the ground, in coordination with one or more dancers who steps over and in between poles
Cariñosa - is a Philippine national dance from the María Clara suite of
Philippine folk dances.
DESIGN AND ART PURPOSE
LAPU-LAPUS SHRINE
Is a 20-meter bronze statue located in the Mactan Shrine in Punta Engaño,
Mactan Island, Cebu.The statue was erected to honor Rajah Lapu-Lapu, the native
chieftain of Mactan Island who defeated Ferdinand Magellan during historic battle of
Mactan in 1521.

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DANCE

HALADAYA FESTIVAL - The northernmost town of Cebu, Daanbantayan, celebrates
a festival in honor of the warrior Datu Daya of Kandaya.

Sinulog- Sinulog Festival – Dance ritual of the miraculous image of Sto. Niño.
ARCHITECTURE - BAGUIO



BURNHAM PARK
VISUAL ARTS

Spoliarium painting of Juan Luna

Sculptures Nine Muses by Napoleon Abueva (1976)

The Sketch, Portrait of the Professor, and Poinsettia Girl.
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What’s More
Lesson 1: Activity 1
I.
MULTIPLE CHOICE: Direction, Read the sentence carefully, select the
letter of your choice and place it on your answer sheet.
1. It is a modern art form means that photograph is now viewed as being more
than just beautiful. It also considered one of the most powerful means of
education.
a. Photography as an art
b. Photography as Communication
c. Photography as an artist
d. Photographer
2. Actors learn to express themselves without exaggerated facial expression
and gestures used stage.
a. Acting
b. Film making
c. Film
d. Actors
3. Juan Luna is from what province in region 1
a. Ilocos Norte
b. Ilocos Sur
c. La Union
d. Pangasinan
4. What is the famous painting of Juan Luna that won first place in Madrid, Spain?
a.
b.
c.
d.

Spolaruim
Spollarium
Spolarium
Spoliarium

5. Contemporary art is art created in the
a. 19th century
b. 21st century
c. 18th century
d. 17th century
6. Who is the father of Philippine painting?
a. Damian Domingo
b. Juan Luna
c. Felix Hidalgo
d. Lorenzo Abad
7. art of the human form

II.

a.
b.
c.
d.

Dance
OPM
Theater
Visual Arts

Write True or False on

7

the following



statements:
8. A technological translation of theater is MUSIC.
9. Dramatic text is portrayed on stage by actors and actresses and are
enhanced by props, lights and sounds is THEATER
10. Art form of performance → Theater

What I Have Learned
IDENTIFICATION
1. Art which is continuously in process and continues to be produced during our
lifetime is _____________________.
2. Simultaneously reflects the realities and values of our society, its variety
portrays the mosaic of our cultural diversity is ___________________.
3. Process by which the artist creates by means of movement, space,
spontaneity, and the uniqueness of the movement is __________________.
4. National Artist in Painting in 1976; Father of Modern Filipino Painting is ____.
5. What are the 7 major Philippines Art Forms? Give example of each form.
6. Composed by combining notes into harmony is Music.

What I Can Do
ACTIVITY 1: COLLAGE MAKING - the activity will introduce the artistic skills which
are already enhanced. Artistic skills used in creating arts. (The teacher will make
rubrics as a tool for scoring)
Make and create a collage presenting the cause and effect of climate change.
Procedure:
1. Gather pictures from any sources (internet, used magazine, etc.) cut into pieces.
2. Assemble the cut pieces.
3. Create figures that would represent the causes and effects of climate change.
4. Paste them to the manila paper.
5. Label the causes and the effects using the black pentel pen. Put a title to your
collage.
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Lesson

2

Discuss Various Art Forms
Found in the Philippines
What’s In

In the previous lesson, we defined Contemporary art as the art of today,
produced by artists who are living in the twenty-first century.
There are various art forms in the Philippines. The seven major forms are:
1. VISUAL ARTS
2. LITERATURE
3. MUSIC
4. THEATER
5. FILM
6. DANCE
7. ARCHITECTURE

What I Need to Know
At the end of this lesson, the learners should be able:
1. to identify the various art forms in the Philippines.
2. To discuss the various art forms in the Philippines.

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What’s New
WORDY CHALLENGE!
VARIOUS

IN THE

ART

PHILIPPINES

FOUND

FORMS

From the disarranged words, what should be our topic. Explain in few words the
arrange words you discover. (The teacher will make rubrics for scoring)

What Is It
What is example of arts found in the Philippines?
Visual Arts

Spoliarium painting of Juan Luna

Sculptures Nine Muses by Napoleon Abueva (1976)
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The Sketch, Portrait of the Professor, and Poinsettia Girl
MUSIC INSTRUMENTS OF FILIPINOS USED

1. The flat gong commonly known as Gangsa and played by the groups in the
Cordillera region of the bossed gongs played among the Islam and animist groups in
the Southern Philippines.
2. Solibao is hallow wooden Igorot drug topped with pig skin or lizard skin this is played
by striking the drum head using the palm of the hand.
3. Tongatong is a bamboo percussion instrument used by the people of Kalinga to
communicate with spirits during house blessings. It is made of bamboo cut in various
lengths. When you hit it against soft earth a certain drone reverberates though the
instrument’s open mouth. When an entire set of Tongatong is played in interloping
rhythm and prolonged with the tribal chanting, it could put the audience and the
dancers in a trance.
4. Diwdiw-asis 5 or more different size of slender bamboo that is tied together
5. Saggeypoit is a bamboo pipe that is closed on one end by a node with the open end
held against the lower lip of the player as he blows directly across the top. The pipe
can be played individually by one person or in ensembles of three or more.
6. Bungkaka - Bamboo buzzer
7. Kulintang - refers to a racked gong chime instrument played in the southern islands
of the Philippines, along with its varied accompanying ensembles.
8. Rondalla is performed on ensembles comprising mandolin instruments of various
sizes called banduria composed on the Iberian tradition.

SONGS PLAYED BY FILIPINOS
OPM (Original Pilipino Music) - originally referred only to Philippine pop songs,
particularly ballad
Harana and Kundiman - In the 1920s Harana and Kundiman became more
mainstream musical styles.

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What’s More
Lesson 2: Activity 2
1. It is a form of art that refers to the staging and execution of a production like
drama, opera, festivals.
a.
b.
c.
d.

Dance
Architecture
Theater
Sculpture

2. Refers to a racked gong chime instrument played in the southern islands of
the Philippines, along with its varied accompanying ensembles.
a.
b.
c.
d.

Kulintang
Rondalla
Bungkaka
Tongatong

3. Identify the 7 major arts form in the Philippines.
4. Is OPM considered a contemporary art?
a. Yes
b. No
5. Metropolitan is what contemporary art form in the Philippines?
a. Painting
b. Architecture
c. Dance
d. Theater

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What I Have Learned
1. After the Contemporary Art forms in the Philippines has been discussed,
there are seven major art forms found identified and commonly used by
Filipinos.
2. Original Filipino Music is another term for Filipino Pop Music.
3. Describing our own Filipino instruments played especially in the Cordillera
region and Southernmost region in Mindanao serve as our own identity of
enriching our culture and traditions.
4. Art forms usually appeals to the sense of seeing and hearing.

What I Can Do
Consider yourself as a Contemporary Artist in the 21st century. In the seven
major forms of Contemporary arts, select one and explain your work.
(The teacher will make rubrics as a tool for scoring)

Summary
Philippine contemporary art is part of culture. As a reader, and viewer, you
gain a deeper knowledge about what the contemporary Filipino artists do or did, and
why and how they do or have done it. In doing so, you get to develop appreciation
and gratitude for their artistic endeavors.
Today, most Filipino contemporary artists still deal with current concerns that
affect our country. They provide ways to allow the audience to participate in the
experience. They acknowledge their Filipino roots by using native and indigenous
materials in their artwork which show a growing sense of pride in being Filipino.

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Assessment: (Post-Test)
True or False questions
1. Artists are self-taught and did not have formal education
Originality is not issue in Contemporary Art.
o True
o False
2. It is not restricted to individual experience, but it is reflective of the world we live in.
Event in the world having an effect to the Philippines
o True
o False
Multiple Choice. Select the letter of the best answer from among the given choices.
3. One of the most internationally renowned pieces of modern Filipino art. It now hangs
in the main gallery of the National Museum of the Philippines and is the first painting
to greet museum visitors.
A. Malliarium
C. Spolarium Painting by Juan Luna

B. Selfie Post of Sarah Geronimo
D. All of the Above

4. A human pursuit to imitate life and the world into something pleasing or beautiful
A. Contemporary Arts

B. Art

C. Public Speaking

D. Digital Art

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Answer Key
Post Test Answer (Assessment)

True/False questions
1. Artists are self-taught and did not have formal education
Originality is not issue in Contemporary Art.
o True
2. It is not restricted to individual experience but it is reflective of the world we live
in. Event in the world having an effect to the Philippines
o True
Multiple Choice. Select the letter of the best answer from among the given choices.
3. One of the most internationally renowned pieces of modern Filipino art. It now
hangs in the main gallery of the National Museum of the Philippines and is the
first painting to greet museum visitors.
C. Spolarium Painting by Juan Luna
4. A human pursuit to imitate life and the world into something pleasing or beautiful
A. Contemporary Arts
LESSON 1: Answer Sheet
Answer Key: Activity 1
MULTIPLE CHOICE: Direction, Read the sentence carefully, select the letter of your choice
and place it on your answer sheet.
1. It is a modern art form means that photograph is now viewed as being more than just
beautiful. It also considered one of the most powerful means of education.
b. Photography as Communication
2. Actors learn to express themselves without exaggerated facial expression and
gestures used stage.
a. Acting
3. Juan Luna is from what province in region 1
a. Ilocos Norte
4. What is the famous painting of Juan Luna that won first place in Madrid, Spain?
d.Spoliarium
5. Contemporary art is art created in the
b.21st century
6. Who is the father of Philippine painting?
b.Juan Luna
What I Have Learned
I.

IDENTIFICATION
1. Art which is continuously in process and continues to be produced during our lifetime
Answer: contemporary art
2. Simultaneously reflects the realities and values of our society, its variety portrays the
mosaic of our cultural diversity is CULTURE.
3. Process by which the artist creates by means of movement, space, spontaneity, and
the uniqueness of the movement
Answer: DANCE



4. National Artist in Painting in 1976; Father of Modern Filipino Painting is Napoleon
Abueva.
5. What are the 7 major Philippines Art Forms? Give example of each form.
1. Music
- art form that appeals to the sense of hearing, composed by combining notes into
harmony.
2. Literature
art form of language through the combined use of words, creating meaning and
experience.
3. Theater
- Art form of performance. Dramatic text is portrayed on stage by actors and actresses
and are enhanced by props, lights and sounds. form of art in which artists use their
voices and/or their bodies, often in relation to other objects, to convey artistic
expression.
4. Film
- a technological translation of theater, special effects are utilized to enhance the story
telling
5. Dance
- art of the human form, body is used, mobilized and choreographed in a specific time,
form and space.
6. Architecture, Designs and Allied Arts - structure that meant to be used as shelter,
its art relies on the design and purpose of the structure.
7. Visual Arts
- Artwork, such as painting, photography, or sculpture, that appeals primarily to the
visual sense and typically exists in permanent form.
6.Composed by combining notes into harmony
Answer: Music
7.Art of the human form
Answer : Dance
True/False questions
1. A technological translation of theater is MUSIC.
Answer: False, it should be FILM
2. Dramatic text is portrayed on stage by actors and actresses and are enhanced by
props, lights and sounds is THEATER
Answer: True
3. Art form of performance → Theater
Answer: True
LESSON 2:
What’s More
1. It is a form of art that refers to the staging and execution of a production like drama,
opera, festivals.
Answer: C. Theater
2. Refers to a racked gong chime instrument played in the southern islands of the
Philippines, along with its varied accompanying ensembles.
Answer A. Kulintang
3. Identify the 7 major arts form in the Philippines.
4. Is OPM considered a contemporary art?
Answer: Yes
5. Metropolitan is what contemporary art form in the Philippines?
Answer: Architecture

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